Thank you for joining us in the vision to honor iconic horsewoman Sheila Varian, who passed away in 2016 before her dream of conservation could come true. Many of Sheila’s friends and admirers have stepped up in the years since to support her dream for the land she so deeply loved. Because of you, we were able to explore different opportunities for the next chapter of the Ranch. We are excited about what the future holds!
Sheila designated in her estate plan, once the original operations winded down, for the Varian Arabians Ranch to go the California Rangeland Trust, to be sold to a conservation-minded buyer, with a portion of the profits going towards further conservation of working rangelands on the Central Coast. This transfer and sale were completed in 2023, and we are honored to further our commitment to Sheila in the San Luis Obispo region.
Click here to read about the new owners and their intentions for remembering Sheila’s legacy while furthering her work in the equine community.